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Quarry's Ex (Quarry Series #9)

Quarry's Ex (Quarry Series #9)

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by Max Allan Collins
     
 

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BECAUSE HOMICIDE 
BEGINS AT HOME 

Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere. And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating. He'd killed plenty overseas, so killing her lover was no big deal. And when he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer, that transition was

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BECAUSE HOMICIDE 
BEGINS AT HOME 

Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere. And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating. He'd killed plenty overseas, so killing her lover was no big deal. And when he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer, that transition was easy, too. He survived in this jungle as he had in that other one — by expecting trouble. 

What he didn't expect was ever running into his ex again.... 

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Max Allan Collins:

"Violent and volatile and packed with sexuality...classic pulp fiction." - USA Today 

"Collins' witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud." - Entertainment Weekly
 
"No one can twist you through a maze with as much intensity and suspense as Max Allan Collins." - Clive Cussler
 

Publishers Weekly
Set in 1980, Collins's lean, sardonic 10th noir featuring the killer-for-hire who uses the pseudonym Quarry (after Quarry in the Middle) finds Quarry in Boot Hill, Nev., earning his keep in an unusual way. Drawing on his knowledge of the hit-man world derived from his years of working for a murder middleman known as the Broker, Quarry identifies intended targets of hits, then charges a hefty fee to eliminate the hired guns out to kill them. When he learns of a plot against B-movie director Arthur Stockwell, Quarry discovers that Stockwell's wife is all too familiar—his ex-wife, Joni, whose betrayal led the Vietnam vet to use his murderous talents in civilian life. Leary of coincidence, Quarry works to understand how he can fulfill his professional obligation to Stockwell without Joni getting caught in the middle, even as he wonders whether she's behind the contract. Collins amply leavens the violence with wit. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857682864
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Quarry Series, #9
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
236,946
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Max Allan Collins is the best-selling, award-winning author of Road to Perdition, the graphic novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie starring Paul Newman and Tom Hanks, and of the acclaimed Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. 

He has also written novels based on major movies and TV series ranging fromSaving Private RyanAir Force One, and American Gangster to CSI and NYPD Blue. Also a filmmaker himself, Collins' films include Shades of NoirReal Time, and the documentary Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane

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Quarry's Ex 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What more could you ask for? Action! Sex! Humor! I should have discoved Max Collins a long time ago. My fault. Don't let it happen to you. Get the "Quarry" series and all the other MAC books you can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A VERY ENTERTAINING SHORT READ.
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A snuggle book, easy read and I would guess ok......
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